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'Tiger' Sues PGA Tour -- I Was Unfairly Ejected!!!

7/7/2011 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A grown ass man shows up to a PGA tournament in a bright orange "Tiger" suit in the hopes of cheering on his hero Tiger Woods ... but according to a new lawsuit, something went terribly wrong.

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The SUPERFAN -- Jason Goodwin (pictured above) -- claims he got "pre-permission" to wear his spirited costume to the TPC Boston tournament in 2010 ... but once he arrived to the course, one of the golfers flipped out.

Goodwin, who says he had a valid ticket for the event, claims security escorted him off the course after the 1st hole ... because Tiger's playing partner, Angel Cabrera, complained the tiger suit was "too bright and bothersome."

Goodwin filed a small claims lawsuit against the PGA in Boston, insisting his civil rights were "infringed upon" -- and he wants $7150 to make things right.

Goodwin tells TMZ ... he chose the amount because it's the most he's allowed to sue for in small claims court ... adding, "I want to make the point that you can't tell people what to wear."

Calls to the PGA have not been returned.

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56 COMMENTS

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31.

CCC    

Angel says that the costume was, "too bright and bothersome". Too bright??? Have you seen some of the colorful outfits the golfers wear nowdays? You need sunglasses at night to block the glare.

1171 days ago
32.

Troutbum    

I guess Rickie Fowler could be disqualified for wearing his bright orange jumpsuit? Tell Cabrera to keep his head down and eye on the ball. The gallery area is for the fans. However ridiculous they may be!

1171 days ago
33.

magmax    

He should have worn a turd costume and gone as Rachel Uchitel.

1171 days ago
34.

Jcsboy    

Get a life you D-BAG....................You should be sued for impersonating an adult. FOOL!!

1171 days ago
35.

Kartrashian Klown    

"A grown ass man"? No wonder your grammar sucks..just look at your choice of words! Harvey needs to hire real journalists and editors to spell check before releasing these stories.

1171 days ago
36.

OooooNooo!    

Get a life, douche.

1171 days ago
37.

Mike    

What about all the loud freakin clothes the PGA Tour players wear!?!?!?!?

1171 days ago
38.

Dale    

I'm glad this never occurred in auto racing when **** Trickle competed.

1170 days ago
39.

Dale    

Lmao, the censored *ick?

1170 days ago
40.

Dale    

*they*

1170 days ago
41.

angstydarko    

LMAOOO "a grown ass man"

1170 days ago
42.

iamcart    

Basketball players have to endure screaming and taunting by thousands of fans ... golfers are such P*SSIES!!

1170 days ago
43.

Mike    

Should have a golf club shoved up his ass just for being a Tiger Woods fan.

1170 days ago
44.

youdontknowjacque    

I totally appreciate our right to wear whatever, but am I not correct in saying golf is a gentleman's sport, and one should dress accordingly? Is this guy going to sue a restaurant if there's a dress code? There is a time and place for everything... can't stand people wasting tax payer's money.

1170 days ago
45.

Muppet    

If he received permission then he has a valid case. I don't understand why he would be granted permission when I've never witnessed any such stupidity during any golf games I've watched. Poor judgement?

1170 days ago
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